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Abacus : small enough to jail / directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, p.g.a, Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs.

Standardized Title:
Frontline (Television program). Season 34 / Episode 17. Abacus.
Publication:
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2017] , ©2017
Distribution:
[Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2017]
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
stamping
Subjects:
Abacus Federal Savings Bank -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009)
Subprime mortgage loans -- Corrupt practices -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Mortgage loans -- Corrupt practices -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Commercial crimes -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Fraud -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Trials (Fraud) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Financial institutions -- Law and legislation -- New York (State) -- New York -- Criminal provisions.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Chinese Americans -- Social conditions.
Chinese Americans -- Social conditions.
Commercial crimes.
Financial institutions -- Law and legislation -- Criminal provisions.
Fraud.
Trials (Fraud)
New York (State) -- New York.
Form/Genre:
Case studies.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
In English and Chinese; optional subtitles in Mandarin.
Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
digital
optical
surround stereo
5.1 Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby Digital
widescreen (1.85:1)
NTSC
video file
DVD video
region 1
Summary:
Acclaimed director Steve James tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves, and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community, over the course of a five-year legal battle.
Contents:
Opening
Introducing Mr. Sung
Sung family dinner
An attack on Chinatown
The trial begins
Big banks bailed out
2003 bank run
Borrowers testify
Gift letters
Fannie Mae testifies
Final week of trial
Jury deliberations
The verdict.
Participant:
With: Thomas Sung, Jill Sung, Vera Sung, Heather Sung, David Lindorf, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Chanterelle Sung, Polly Greenberg.
Credits:
Director of photography, Tom Bergmann; editors, John Farbrother, David E. Simpson; music, Joshua Abrams.
Notes:
Originally broadcast on the PBS series Frontline, Sept. 12, 2017.
Program content: ©2016.
Contributor:
James, Steve, 1955- television director.
Mitten, Mark, 1958- television producer.
Goldman, Julie, television producer.
Sung, Thomas, 1935- interviewee.
Sung, Jill, interviewee.
Sung, Vera, interviewee.
Bergmann, Tom, director of photography.
Farbrother, John, 1968- editor of moving image work.
Simpson, David E., editor of moving image work.
Abrams, Josh, composer (expression)
Mitten Media, production company.
Motto Pictures, production company.
Kartemquin Films, production company.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Independent Television Service.
Blue Ice Docs, production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
Contains:
Container of: Frontline (Television program)
ISBN:
9781531702205
1531702201
OCLC:
995854739
Publisher Number:
841887033893
00841887033893 gtin-14
FRN63418 PBS
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